Innocence Database

Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

For more information on the criteria for inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List click here. To export the Innocence Database, click here.

6 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
50 Walter McMillian AL Black 1988 1993 5 Charges Dismissed No
72 Randal Padgett AL White 1992 1997 5 Acquitted No
93 Gary Drinkard AL White 1995 2001 6 Charges Dismissed No
107 Wesley Quick AL White 1997 2003 6 Acquitted No
131 Daniel Moore AL White 2002 2009 7 Acquitted No
152 Anthony Hinton AL Black 1985 2015 30 Charges Dismissed No